Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 29 2016

X Japan fans to rock We Are X NYC premiere in Visual Kei fashion contest

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X Japan is all over U.S. media this month with the nationwide rollout of the documentary film We Are X. The rock-doc has garnered mainstream attention from the likes of SPIN, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone, and band leader Yoshiki has hosted sold-out Q&A screenings in L.A. Austin, and San Francisco. New York …

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Oct 23 2016

BAND-MAID announces first full album Just Bring It

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BAND-MAID has announced the release of their first major-label full album titled Just Bring It. The CD will be available January 11 with a special-edition photobook.

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Oct 22 2016

VAMPS’ Halloween Party 2016 is all the madness you can handle

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VAMPS opened their annual Halloween Party festival event at Kobe’s World Memorial Hall on October 22. Hyde and Kaz’s eye-opening Harley Quinn and Joker cosplay added extra flavor to the already impressive lineup, which included MONGOL800, BREAKERZ, and members of MUCC, Sid, BULL ZEICHEN 88, and Kanon Wakeshima joining together to create this year’s version …

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Oct 20 2016

Yoshiki launches Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

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YOSHIKI kicked off Tokyo Fashion Week (sponsored by Amazon) on Monday, October 17, with the Spring/Summer 2017 launch of YOSHIKIMONO. The rock star and fashion designer, whose parents ran a kimono shop, performed classical piano alongside a violinist and then a powerful, rock drum solo performance with a runway rainstorm as models showcased his futuristic …

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Oct 20 2016

exist†trace reveals Royal Straight Magic track list and jacket art

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Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed the jacket art and track list for their upcoming 6-track EP Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16. Royal Straight Magic features 5 new songs written by guitarist and lead songwriter miko, and 1 new song written by guitarist Omi, who penned the fan-favorite “Shout Out” on …

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Oct 18 2016

BRADIO to Release 5th Single Back To The Funk

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Japanese funk band BRADIO has announced their fifth single “Back To The Funk”, set to be released on November 11, 2016, with sales limited to the band’s live show venues.

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Oct 15 2016

Avanchick to Make International Debut at Tokyo in Tulsa in 2017

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Japanese visual kei band Avanchick is scheduled to make their first overseas performance at Tokyo in Tulsa 2017. Avanchick will hold a concert at the annual Oklahoma convention, participate in opening and closing ceremonies, host a panel, and join the VIP Sakura Dinner. Tokyo in Tulsa will be held July 14 – 16, 2017, at …

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Oct 14 2016

Matenrou Opera to release Best album and video collection

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Matenrou Opera will release a 2-disc Matenrou Opera -Best & Request- album this month, including 14 top tracks and an extra disc of 10 fan-selected favorites. An alternate version will include a bonus Blu-ray of their major-label music videos.

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